Statistics & Research MethodsFactor Analysis (NTANET (Based on NTAUGC) Psychology (PaperII)): Questions 25  29 of 33
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A personality psychologist wanted to factor analyze the important personality traits. He selected personality scales of 78 important personality traits presumed to cover most of the important characteristics. These scales were administered to a sample of eight hundred and fifty respondents. The intercorrelations among the 78 traits were computed and the correlation matrix was obtained retaining unities in the diagonal spaces of the correlation matrix, unrotated factors were extracted. Cattell’s scree plot favored fifteen factor solution. The fifteen factors together condensed percent of variance. The first factor condensed 18 percent variance. The 15 factors were rotated and the interfactor correlations were examined. Since some of the interfactor correlations were substantial, the psychologist decided to carry out the second order factor analysis (November paper 3)
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What percent of variance would be condensed by the second unrotated factor in the above study?
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Choice (4)  Response  

a.  Less than 18 percent 

b.  18 percent 

c.  More than 18 percent 

d.  Inadequate data 

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Which one of the following method of factor extraction has been, most likely, employed in the above study?
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Choice (4)  Response  

a.  Maximum likelihood 

b.  Principal components method 

c.  Unweighted least square 

d.  Principal axis method 

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What percentage of total variance will be explained by the 15 factors after rotation?
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Choice (4)  Response  

a.  More than 72 percent 

b.  Inadequate data 

c.  72 percent 

d.  Less than 72 percent 

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Out of the following four methods of factor rotation, which method/s has/have most likely, been used in the above study?
(1) Varimax
(2) Quartimax
(3) Promax
(4) Oblimin
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Choice (4)  Response  

a.  (2) and (3) only 

b.  (1) and (3) only 

c.  (3) and (4) only 

d.  (1) and (2) only 

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Cattell’s scree plot has:
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Choice (4)  Response  

a.  Actual eigen value on and order of eigen value on 

b.  Order of eigen value on and the covariance on 

c.  Actual eigen value on and covariance on 

d.  Order of eigen value on and actual eigen value on 
